Absolute Locations and Coordinate Grids

There are many similarities between geography's absolute locations and math's coordinate graphs. There are specific ways to find points on a graph, and palces on a map. Each city has its own absolute location involving latitude and longitude, and each coordinate graph has diffferent lines and axis.

Do you think you know all of these? Do you also know how to plot out points on a coordiante plane, and find locations on a map using lines of latitude and longitude? How good are you? Take this great, informative quiz to find out!

Created by: Grace Tully

  1. On a map, what are the names of the horizontal and vertical lines running through the exact center of the Earth?
  2. On a coordinate plane, what are the names of the two axis?
  3. What are the names of the four hemispheres that the Earth is divided into?
  4. A coordinate plane is divided into how many quadrants?
  5. At how many degrees is the point where the Equator and the Prime Meridian meet (in other words, the exact center of the Earth) located?
  6. On a coordinate plane, what is the place where the X and Y axis meet called?
  7. On a map, which line is horizontal and which line is vertical?
  8. On a coordinate plane, which axis is horizontal and which is vertical?
  9. In order to find an absolute location on a map, what lines do you refer to first?
  10. On a coordinate plane, when trying to find a specific point what axis do you refer to first?
  11. What is the absolute location of Tokyo, Japan?
  12. How would you find the point 5,5 on a coordinate plane?
  13. What hemisphere is 90 degrees north, 45 degrees west located in?
  14. What quadrant is the coordinate point 4,3 located in?
  15. What is the absolute location of Chicago, Illinois?
  16. How would you find the point -5,7 on a coordinate plane?
  17. What is the absolute location of Cairo, Egypt?
  18. How would you find the point 7,-8 on a coordinate plane?
  19. What is the absolute location of Paris, France?
  20. How would you find the point 8,-9 on a coordinate plane?
  21. What city can be found at 21 degrees north, 157 degrees west?
  22. What point can be found on a coordinate graph 2 spaces to the left and 5 spaces up?
  23. What city can be found on a map at an absolute location of 33 degrees north, 112ยบ degrees west?
  24. What city is located at 53 degrees north, 6 degrees west?
  25. What coordinate pair can be found 5 spaces left and 1 space down?
  26. What city can be found at an absolute location of 39 degrees north and 116 degrees west?
  27. What coordinate pair would you find at 1 space right, 10 spaces down?
  28. What city would you find at 48 degrees north, 122 degrees west?
  29. What coordinate pair would be found at 10 spaces left, 10 spaces down?
  30. What city would you find at an absolute loaction of 33 degrees north, 44 degrees east?

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